What Do You Need to Know Before Getting a Weimaraner?

The Weimaraner is one of the most elegant dog breeds due to its slim figure and beautiful coat color. The personality of this canine is one of its most distinctive characteristics. It is very intelligent and is usually curious, playful, and energetic. In addition, this dog is very loyal to its owners and members of its human family. 

what do you need to know before getting a weimaraner
What Do You Need to Know Before Getting a Weimaraner

These dogs are characterized by having a high level of physical activity. They love to run, jump, play, be trained, and do any other outdoor activity together with their owners. Besides, the Weimaraner is a very affectionate canine with its loved ones, so it can become anxious and sad if it is left alone for a long time. 

Before buying a Weimaraner, it is essential to know each characteristic mentioned above and determine if we can really care for and provide a good lifestyle for these dogs.

Not all families are the same, so this type of canine will not always receive the quality of life they deserve. For that reason, you have to know the most basic aspects of this breed. 

Weimaraner Feeding 

All pets must be fed properly. However, Weimaraners are dogs that need a special diet due to their high need for physical activity. The diet of such a canine must be well-balanced and must be based on nutrients and vitamins. That way, it will be able to have enough energy every day to do any physical exercise. 

It is important to control the daily rations of food that we give our Weimaraner. Generally, these dogs need two meals a day since they are not only enough to complement their exercise routines, but they will also help them avoid future health problems, especially digestive ones. 

One of the recommended foods for these dogs is kibble, especially as a positive reinforcement for training. However, the best thing you can give a Weimaraner is a homemade diet based on healthy and natural foods. Some of them are meats (chicken, turkey, pork, lamb, veal, and fish), eggs, vegetables and fruits. 

The foods that you should avoid giving are chocolate, dairy products, avocado, onion, garlic, etc. 

Weimaraner Care 

Care is one of the most important aspects that we must take into account when it comes to our pets. The first thing you have to know is that Weimaraners have short and hard coats. That means you don’t need to brush frequently. It is best to do it once or twice a week. 

In the same way, this breed does not need to be often bathed since they do not tend to get dirty easily, although they keep doing physical activities throughout the day. That is why it is best to clean them only when necessary. 

It is vital to periodically check the eyes and ears of your Weimaraner to rule out the existence of any infection or allergy. In case you detect something strange, then take it immediately to the vet. 

Weimaraner Large Size 

It is one of the aspects that many people do not take into account before buying a Weimaraner. Male Weimaraners usually measure between 60 cm and 70 cm, while females are between 55 cm and 65 cm. On the other hand, the weight of a male of this breed ranges between 34 kg and 38 kg, while females can weigh between 31 kg and 36 kg. We must bear in mind that this canine’s size and development will depend on the quality of life, food, and exercise provided by its owners. 

Not all people who acquire a Weimaraner live in the best conditions for it. Many of them live in spacious houses with large backyards, but sadly other people live in apartments in the city. In the latter case, this situation can be negative for both the person and the canine.

The animal will not have a place where it can play and run freely while the owner will have to deal with the disasters caused by his Weimaraner. 

Weimaraner Physical Activity 

As we have mentioned, Weimaraners are characterized by having a high level of fiscal activity. They are canines that need to exercise, run, jump, and play for long periods of the day. Simply put, they are athletic dogs that need to live with people who have a similar lifestyle. 

A family whose members are not willing to do physical activities together with their pet will not provide an adequate lifestyle. Before buying a Weimaraner, you should think about whether you are really willing to take it for a walk, play with it, and train it.

It may be that you don’t have time because of your job or you just don’t like that lifestyle. Either way, you should take that aspect into account before making a decision. 

You need to train it and provide it with varied exercise routines, so it doesn’t get boring. Generally, an adult Weimaraner needs two daily exercise sessions of one hour each. Taking it out for a walk or playing various outdoor games will help it stay healthy and fit. 

Weimaraner Health Problems 

There are many breeds of dogs that do not tend to suffer from many diseases. The Weimaraner is one of them. However, it is important to know that there are certain hereditary diseases that these dogs can suffer. 

Some conditions that this dog can suffer are: 

  • Hip or elbow dysplasia. 
  • Renal dysplasia. 
  • Skin Tumors. 
  • Colds and Allergies. 
  • Gastric dilatation-volvulus. 
  • Umbilical hernia. 
  • Distichiasis. 
Weimaraner dog standing in the field
Weimaraner dog standing in the field

Weimaraner Loneliness 

Loneliness is something that affects these dogs a lot. Weimaraners are characterized by being affectionate and friendly with their owners and members of their human family. They love being with them all the time. However, you have to keep in mind that there are times during the day when you should leave them alone since you have to go to study or work. 

Leaving a Weimaraner alone at home for a long time could make him feel anxious and sad. If this happens frequently, your pet could develop health problems in the future. For that reason, if you are a busy person or do not have another family member at home, buying a Weimaraner is not the best option. 

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Family Dog Expert Author

Hi there! I’m Stuart, a devoted dog lover and family dog expert with over a decade of experience working with our furry companions. My passion for dogs drives me to share my knowledge and expertise, helping families build strong, loving bonds with their four-legged friends. When I’m not writing for SirDoggie, you’ll find me hiking, playing with my beautiful dog, or studying music.